Sunday morning in Ekwendeni

erwina

Carrickfergus, United Kingdom

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This picture was taken just before Sunday morning service at Ekwendeni Mission Station, Malawi. Any profits from the sale of this picture will be donated to work at Ekwendeni Hospital.

Taken on an Olympus mini mju, on it’s last adventure.

below follows some further info borrowed from Wikipedia.

Ekwendeni is a town about 20 kilometres (12 mi) from Mzuzu, in the Mzimba district of Malawi. It is one of the busiest (and largest) towns in the Northern Region of Malawi. Ekwendeni was started by Scottish missionaries. It has one of the oldest churches in Malawi belonging to the Malawi equivalent of the Church of Scotland.

Ekwendeni is largely surrounded by tobacco growing farms. It has one of the highest HIV/AIDS prevalence rates in Malawi mainly because it is a favourite resting place for truck drivers travelling between Malawi and its northern neighbour, Tanzania, Kenya and beyond.

The hospital began in the 1890s as a ministry of the Free Church of Scotland. It is operated by the Church of Central Africa, Presbyterian (CCAP) – Synod of Livingstonia, in partnership with PC, the Church of Scotland and the Presbyterian Church of Ireland.1

The people of Ekwendeni have Tumbuka as the dominant language but other languages are spoken due to the high numbers of people from other parts of Malawi settling there. Ekwendeni has a college of nursing, college of commerce,and technical training school.

The people settled at Ekwendeni come from different districts which gives Ekwendeni a place for everyone. The place is also blessed with foreigners from different countries. They normally come because of the hospital and to teach at the Theological college. The people at Ekwendeni are friendly and always willing to help each other.

Ekwendeni is also booming with small businesses.

Donors are also helping a lot in the development of this area. Ekwendeni has beautiful surroundings which make the area a good destination for tourists.

Soon the Ekwendeni will have a community radio. The project is in its final stages. The project was funded by donors.

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